The Anchor Tap


The Anchor Tap was originally owned by John Courage, who is famous in the British brewing circles, and this was his first pub. There are an assortment of games spread throughout its numerous rooms. Catering for private parties is available upon request and a pool table and darts are provided as additional entertainment.

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20A Horselydown Lane, Southwark, London, SE1 2LN

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+44 (0)20 7403 4637

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The Anchor Tap

20A Horselydown Lane
+44 (0)20 7403 4637
Public transport:
Tower Hill, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Anchor Tap

4.0 out of 5 20 July 2014
by Kate W.

What a lovely little find this pub was. Great beer garden, delicious and very reasonably priced pints and a pool table!

If you haven't tried it yet, give the Sam Smiths Organic Raspberry Beer a go - whoa it's a fruity explosion. And organic.. so very good for you... Right??more

5.0 out of 5 3 July 2014
by Keith H.

We went to 3 Sam Smith Pubs.

The Chandos

Anchor Tap

Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

There are about 40 Sam Smith Pubs. I wish we could have known about them the first day we there. For the most part they are very similar.

First and foremost, their beer is great and very reasonably priced. My wife loved the Teddy Lager (she is more of Blue Moon type). I got the Extra Stout and it was excellent. I can...more

4.0 out of 5 17 April 2011
by Larissa G.

After spending £10+ on two (bad) pints at another Shad Thames drinking establishment, the Anchor Tap welcomed me with its cheap, cheap Sam Smith's arms, poured me two Alpine Lagers, gave me a packet of salt and vinegar crisps and let me sit in its dark, cavernous drinking rooms to my liver's (dis)content.

With some characteristically steep, winding staircases and low overheads, I felt as if I...more

4.0 out of 5 4 November 2009
by Chris F.

This is another really good Sam Smith's pub, not far from Tower Bridge. A really good find. All the usual Sam Smith's drinks are available of course.

Came here on a lovely sunny day and while I appreciated all the different nooks and crannies this place can boast, I only took them in on my way to the lovely garden. I say 'garden', but there is little in the way of plantlife there. Still,...more

2.0 out of 5 1 November 2009
by Jason E.

For those of you that are acquainted with Royston Vasey and that somewhat off the wall TV series the League of Gentlemen........


SCENE 7. League of Gentlemen (London Branch).

We see Jason has arrived fresh from work, wearing a Crombie suit, a double cuff shirt with Prince of Wales collar, tie and capped Oxford shoes. The pub appears to be...more